International Women's Day 2020: We are #GenerationEquality
Around the world and through the decades, we have all shared in the global struggle for gender equality. From the Suffragettes to the Ni Una Menos movement and from Sojourner Truth to Malala Yousafzai, activists and women’s movements have stood up and spoken out for a fairer world, time and time again. Regardless of our age, country, background or gender, the fight for equal rights has collectively defined our lives and we must take action together to achieve it. This International Women’s Day, UN Women’s multi-generational campaign, Generation Equality, brings together past and present advocates to demand gender equality in this generation. 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995, the campaign mobilizes governments and civil society to take bold action and keep the promises of the visionary agenda for gender equality. Narrated by Ghida Fakhry Special thanks to: Jaha’s Promise, a documentary film by Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan (Accidental Pictures, Guardian News & Media, First Hand Films) Le Gang Rose, a documentary film by Felipe Vargas GCTN Africa KazFem UNDP Eurasia, the United Nations Development Programme in Europe and Central Asia Dawn Cooper Barnes, Aurora Productions Marvel Tarr, Ghana Broadcasting Co. Dignity and Power Now Wasfia Nazreen The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Join UN Women’s #GenerationEquality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere: https://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/beijing-plus-25. Subscribe to UN Women here: https://bit.ly/2AV6WZ8 For more about UN Women’s work, visit: http://www.unwomen.org Follow UN Women here: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/unwomen Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UN_Women Instagram: http://instagram.com/unwomen Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unwomen Medium: https://medium.com/@UN_Women LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/un-women
Harriet Tubman - Civil Rights Activist
Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 to March 10, 1913) escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 to become the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. Tubman risked her life to lead hundreds of family members and other slaves from the plantation system to freedom on this elaborate secret network of safe houses. A leading abolitionist before the American Civil War, Tubman also helped the Union Army during the war, working as a spy among other roles. After the Civil War ended, Tubman dedicated her life to helping impoverished former slaves and the elderly. In honor of her life and by popular demand, in 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill.
Know Your Worth and Then Ask for It by Casey Brown
Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.
There's More to Life Than Being Happy by Emily Esfahani Smith
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.
I Swimsuit Season So Hard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
When I'm at the beach, I'm there to lifeguard, build sandcastles, supply treats, re-stand the umbrella every dang time it blows over, spray sunscreen, drink a beer, look for seashells, warm-up wet kiddos, force people to eat sandwiches and drink juice, blow up water-wings, and keep my son from publicly urinating. Basically, I've got a really fun job to do and I don't have time to let a piece of lycra throw me off my game. #imomsohard #baywatch #swimsuit #cutouts #doubledecker #brave #moat #onelife #liveit #momlife #reallife #mombod #beach
My Daughter, Malala Presented by Ziauddin Yousafzai
In celebration of Father's Day, we are featuring Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala. Ziauddin Yousafzai, a Pakistani educator, reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."
Girl Up: The Secrets to an Extraordinary Life Presented by Courtney Ferrell
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA. As a creativity consultant and international speaker,. Courtney Ferrell can be found standing at the busy intersection of ideas, energy, and people. Her latest idea, Girl Up, empowers young women to take full advantage of their gifts, their independence, and their possibilities in order to create an extraordinary life for themselves. In the past decade, she has worked intimately with thousands of young women as a speaker, teacher, coach, dorm mother, and mentor. Her mission is to provide girls with actions and language that will help them put common (and uncommon) sense into practice and become a sought-after person without compromising who they are. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
I Mom Friend So Hard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
The only way to survive a playdate is with a mom-friend. They make it all #SoWorthIt #ad #imomsohard #momlife #armpitfarts #thisone Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have been performing, teaching, and writing comedy internationally for a combined 40+ years. They have been moms for one quarter of that time and it shows. How do they cope? They laugh about all of the craziness that comes with being a mom and they want you to laugh about it too! From snot to stretchmarks to sleepless nights, Kristin and Jen know firsthand that parenting is a hard job and they invite you to join them in taking it all a little less seriously (even if for a few short minutes a day). After all, Jen currently has four days of dry shampoo in her hair and Kristin’s keys are still in her front door. They try, they fail, they support each other, and they mom as hard as they can.